Manukau Courier : March 27th 2014
www.stuff.co.nz SPORT MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 27, 2014 15 Weymouth win two-day title at home By ALAN APTED Sam Whimp has achieved what neither his granddad Allan nor his father Doug could do in their years playing cricket for Weymouth: Win Counties Manukau club cricket’s two-day championship. The teenage fast bowler became the first member of Weymouth’s founding family to raise the W H Taylor Shield when the team clinched it with a first innings win over Karaka on Saturday. Fittingly, the win came on their home ground at Mountfort Park. Allan Whimp, one of the founding fathers of the club, wasn’t there to witness the moment. But son Doug did drop by. It was only the second time Weymouth have captured the shield – the last time was back in the 1990/91 season. The championship was Weymouth’s to lose heading into day one of the season finale. Karaka had a mathematical chance of grabbing the title with an outright but their hopes were dashed on the first day by the heroics of Tamati Clarke and Nick Kelly. The pair shared an unbroken stand of 165 for the fourth wicket as Weymouth reached 228-3 in reply to Karaka’s first innings of 201-3 declared. Both were unbeaten on 79, with Clarke’s runs coming off 79 balls and Kelly’s off 93. The first innings win was Champions: Weymouth, winners of Counties Manukau club cricket’s two-day championship. ‘‘It was great to get some- SCOREBOARD Karaka 201-3 dec (Brad O’Callaghan 88, Lee Te Huurne 61, Nick Kelly 3-43) trail Weymouth 228-3 (Tamati Clarke 79 n/o, Nick Kelly 79 n/o. Kurt McDonald 2-36). Pukekohe-Metro 349-6 dec (Ash Vodnala 150 n/o, Simon Lal 107, Harry Dhaliwal 4-51) v Manukau 110-8 (Scott Osman 40 n/o, Harry Dhaliwal 30 n/o. Richard Crosby 6-17, Nick Grala 2-21). Papakura 320 (Harley Jenkins 50, Shane Gadsdon 46, Asitha Ratnayake 44, Marty Perry 42. Ash Panchia 3-21, Tyler Forrest 3-45) lead Waiuku 121 (Shaun Lovett 33, Gian Botha 3-15. Marty Perry 3-36) and 20-2 (Marty Perry 2-9). all Weymouth needed to clinch the title. Captain Shaun Simpson is stoked by the win. thing out of it. It’s been a pretty good year for the boys,’’ he says. ‘‘We’re really excited for Sam. He becomes the first Whimp to win a two-day championship. ‘‘That’s significant because his granddad, one of the founders of the club, and Doug, his dad, never had the privilege.’’ The title was Simpson’s first in nearly six seasons at the club. Weymouth’s win overshadowed two great individual performances by Pukekohe-Metro’s Ash Vodnala and schoolboy Simon Lal in the match against Manukau. Vodnala thrashed an unbeaten 150 and Lal 107 as Pukekohe-Metro cruised to 349-6 at Bledisloe Park in Pukekohe. The runs will contribute considerably to each batsman’s standing in the player points tally, which will be finalised after the final day on Saturday. The two centuries have Pukekohe-Metro positioned for an outright. Manukau are 110-8 in their first innings, still 239 runs behind the home team’s first innings of 349-6 declared. Papakura resume their match against Waiuku with Historic day: Weymouth’sSamWhimp has created family history. Photo: FAIRFAX MEDIA first innings points already in the bag. They batted first and scored 320 on the back of contributions from Harley Jenkins 50, Shane Gadsdon 46 and Asitha Ratnayake 44. Waiuku will resume their second innings on 20-2. They were bowled out for 121 in their first innings and trail by 179. Martin Perry has five wickets. He took 3-36 in Waiuku’s first innings and has 2-9 in their second. Play resumes at 11am on Saturday. Manurewa High School Student Achievement Conferences Appointment Reminder – Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th April 2014 Have you replied to the school to confirm your appointment By Phone: To confi rm: • This plan will contain goals, course plans and academic targets. • • • Refreshments (including a free sausage sizzle) available • Parking will be available in school grounds At Manurewa High School our core business is student learning and achievement. We are looking forward to meeting you and working together to help your child achieve. Mr S V Gargiulo Principal t achievement. ter sent home last week. It is compulsory that students also attend this conference in full school uniform and their attendance will be recorded. 09 269 0690 By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org By Text Message: Text: CONFIRM followed by your child’s full name to 3255 ? au Tutor).
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